Bordewijk

Price guide: Expensive

Noordermarkt 7 , Amsterdam, 1015 MV

Price guide: Expensive

Bordewijk

By Fred Mawer, your Amsterdam expert

I write for The Daily Telegraph, The .... Read more
#2 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.1
4.1
Service:
4.4
4.4
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Foodies, Special occasions

Expert review of Bordewijk

This minimalist Jordaan dining room has for years been serving some of the city's best food.

If you're after reliable, top-notch cuisine, served in gimmick-free surroundings and a pretension-free atmosphere, then I can't think of anywhere better to recommend to you than long-established Bordewijk - it's been around since 1985.

Food and drink: 

Chef/proprietor Wil Demandt (who makes a point of coming out and chatting to guests) concentrates primarily on French dishes - perhaps foie gras, veal kidneys and brains, tarte tatin - though there are also some Italian offerings, such as home-made tagliolini with black truffle, or a traditional Roman oxtail creation. Ingredients such as Hereford beef and Bresse pigeon are impressively sourced. Leave room for the cheese trolley, which is a definite highlight. There's a long and interesting mostly French and Italian wine list.

Ambience: 

The modern, open-plan dining room, with its bare, red-topped tables and boarded floors, distracts little from the food. The only complaint most visitors have is the acoustics - it can be noisy.

Service: 

Confident and knowledgeable; no airs and graces.

Location: 

On the Noordermarkt, a focal point of the lovely Jordaan district.

Price advice: 

You can eat here pretty affordably if you stick to the daily set menus - 39 euros for three courses, 49 euros for four. Choose from the carte and you're looking at spending probably 10-20 euros more a head.

More information on Bordewijk:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Dutch, French, Italian
Address:
Noordermarkt 7 , Amsterdam, 1015 MV
Telephone:
020 624 3899
Website:
http://www.bordewijk.nl
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Tue-Sun 6.30pm-10.30pm.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to Bordewijk? Would you recommended it?